Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “orientation”

orientation

noun [U] uk   /ˌɔː.ri.enˈteɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌɔːr.i-/

orientation noun [U] (PREFERENCES)

C2 the particular things that a person prefers, believes, thinks, or usually does: We employ people without regard to their political or sexual orientation.

orientation noun [U] (AIMS)

the particular interests, activities, or aims of an organization or business: the company's new eco-friendly orientation

orientation noun [U] (TRAINING)

C2 training or preparation for a new job or activity: The department has arranged an orientation session.

orientation noun [U] (ARRANGEMENT)

C1 formal arrangement or direction: The building has an east-west orientation (= it is built on a line between east and west).
(Definition of orientation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of orientation?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “orientation”

Definitions of “orientation” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

light at the end of the tunnel

signs of improvement in a situation that has been bad for a long time, or signs that a long and difficult piece of work is almost finished

Word of the Day

The language of work

by Kate Woodford,
October 15, 2014
Most of us talk about our jobs. We tell our family and friends interesting or funny things that have happened in the workplace (=room where we do our job), we describe – and sometimes complain about – our bosses and colleagues and when we meet someone for the first time, we tell

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More